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Emergency Medicine Wellness Fellowship Program-at-a-Glance

The Emergency Medicine Wellness Fellowship at UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate is a one-year fellowship ideal for graduates of emergency medicine residency who have an interest in the wellness of the emergency medicine physician. We accept one or two fellows per year.

Meet Our Team

Zachary Testo, MD
Fellowship Director

Ashley Kunz, MD
Assistant Fellowship Director

Kathleen Diederich
Program Administrator
phone: 413-794-3947 | email:

By the Numbers

Program Metrics

  • Length of Fellowship: 1 year
  • Number of fellows: 1-2 per year
  • Application deadline: November 1

Baystate & Department Metrics

  • Baystate Medical Center is a 716 bed, Level-1 Trauma Center & Pediatric Hospital
  • Annual census >122 ,000 (75% adults, 25% admission rate, 7% ICU admissions)
  • There are 42 full-time faculty members in the Emergency Medicine department at the main campus with varied research, education, and administrative responsibilities.

Fellow Benefits & Facilities

  • We have attempted to maintain salaries in the 75th percentile nationally, and here in western Massachusetts, we enjoy a lower cost of living than in major urban areas. Please contact our fellowship director for salary and benefit details:
  • All insurance provided including Malpractice, Health, and Dental
  • 6 weeks vacation built into schedule
  • Additional CME funding available for conference attendance and educational materials
  • Emergency Medicine fellows moonlighting shifts available

Curriculum Summary

Through educational meetings, lectures, conferences, and clinical shifts in a busy Level-I Trauma Center, you will graduate with the knowledge, skills, and leadership abilities required to manage the wellness of emergency medicine physicians in any environment.

  • Number of Clinical Hours: 8 shifts/month, 8.5 hours/shift
  • Inter- and intra-departmental wellness initiatives and groups
  • Quality/wellness improvement project
  • Hospital-wide and department-wide meetings related to provider wellness
  • Teaching and administrative responsibilities